Best Dining in North Georgia

Best Dining in North Georgia:  Some of the best restaurants in North Georgia are located nearby. The Best restaurants in Clayton and Rabun County are listed here.  Rabun County is perfectly positioned to offer our visitors a variety of dining delights.  Our farmers and gardeners produce fresh and local products that enrich the menus of our restaurants and give local chefs the opportunity to create tasty and comforting palate adventures. From Field-to-table dinners to Georgia’s best BBQ, to mountain bistros, to traditional country comfort food, there is something to please every palate and appetite

Best Dining in North Georgia

The Best restaurants in Clayton and Rabun County are listed here

UPSCALE DINING – Best Dining in North Georgia

Beechwood Inn: Simply the Best Farm to Table Dinners in Georgia. Named one of the “10 Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Georgia.” Beechwood Drive, Clayton, GA 30525. Fresh and Local Chef’s Table dinner each Saturday by advance reservations. 706-782-5485, The restaurant features Chefs David and Gayle Darugh both “Best Chefs America 2013/14/15/16.”

Chop House at LaPrade’s (Seasonal): 1488 Highway 197N, Clarkesville, GA 30523,

Fortify Kitchen and Bar: 69 North Main Street, Clayton Georgia 30525, (706) 782-0050 Featuring Farm to Table Dining with Chef Jamie Allred (Best Chefs America 2013/2014/2015/2016)

Glen Ella Springs: Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville, GA (706) 754-7295,

Iron & Oak: Unashamed steak house in Clayton, GA. Nice bar and friendly staff. 677 Highway 441 South, Clayton, Georgia. (706) 960-9270. 

Julep Farms: A Modern Farm Resort nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring rental cottages, a retail market, a coffee bar, a restaurant and events. Hwy 246 in Dillard.

Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant: 35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, GA 30552, (706) 782-4946

Red Barn Cafe at Tiger Mountain Vineyards (Seasonal):   2592 Old 441 S, Tiger, GA 30576 (706) 782-4777

Rumor Hazit Casual Grille & Spirits: 75 North Main Street, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-5485,

CASUAL FAMILY DINING – Best Dining in North Georgia

Clayton Cafe:  50 N Main St, Clayton, GA, 30525, (706) 782-5438

Cupboard Café: 7388 Highway 441, Dillard GA 706-746-5700

Dillard House: 768 Franklin Street, Dillard, GA 30537 (706) 746-5348

Fortify Pi: serving wood fired brick oven pizza, sandwiches, wings, salads, and regional and craft beers. Located in beautiful downtown Clayton, GA right next to Fortify Kitchen & Bar. (706) 782-0079

Fromage and Other Fine Foods: 31 Earl Street, Clayton, GA 30525 (706) 212-7349,

Grapes and Beans: 42 E Savannah Street, Clayton, GA, 30525, 706-212-0020,

Henry’s Restaurant: Hwy 441 S., Clayton, GA, 30525, 706-782-3533

Ishy’s Grill: 811 Highway 441 N, Clayton, GA 30525 , (706) 782-2303

Rabun Manor: 205 Carol Street, Dillard GA, 703-851-9338

Rusty Bike Cafe: 677 Highway 441 South, Clayton, GA 30525

Shenanigans: 77 W Savannah St, Clayton, GA 30525, (706) 970-1601,

Universal Joint: Offering great pub food. 109 North Main Street, Clayton GA 30525 (706) 782-7116

Valley Café:7099 Highway 441 N, Dillard, GA 30537, 706-746-3321,

ETHNIC – Best Dining in North Georgia

La Cabana Mexican Restaurant: 128 Duvall Street, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-7553

La Cabana Mexican Restaurant: 7052 Hwy 441 N, Ste. 104, Dillard, GA 30537, 706-746-0058

La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant: 12 Highway 441 N, Clayton, GA, 30525, 706-782-7247

Mama G’s Italian Restaurant: 777 Hwy 441 South, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-9565,

Manrique’s Mexican Store:  611 Hwy 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-5815


Pigglys BBQ: 290 S Main St, Clayton, GA 30525, (706) 968-3210,

Oinkers BBQ Restaurant: 2553 Hwy 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-7010

Tomlin Barbeque: 5030 Hwy 441 North, Rabun Gap, GA 30568, (706) 746-2690


Sunday Diner: 36 Stave Mill Street A, Clayton, GA 30525 , (706) 212-0412

Clayton Pharmacy Soda Shop: 100 S Main, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-4717

The Market in Downtown Clayton: Bakery, wine bar, snacks, wine to go. Wide selection of Beer. 48 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525 (706) 960-9245

Lake Burton Café: Hwy 76 W, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-6184

Valley Café:  7710-B Hwy 441 N, Dillard, GA 30537.706-746-3321


Checkers of Clayton:  786 Highway 441, Clayton, GA, 30525, (706) 782-4411

Chick-fil-a Clayton: 151 Highway 441 N, Clayton, GA, 30525, 706-212-0022,

Dairy Queen & Brazier of Clayton: 33 Hwy 441 N, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-5598

Huddle House Restaurant: 143 Hwy 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-7398

Little Caesars: Pizza Clayton GA.

McDonald’s Restaurant:  201 Chechero Street, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-5313

Pizza Hut:  248 Hwy 441 N, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-2111

Subway of Clayton Sandwiches: 432 Hwy 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-1432

Subway Wal-Mart: 1455 Hwy 441 S, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-1483

Wendy’s:  Rickman Street and Hwy 441 N, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-9215

2016: Travel Writer Meagan Martz “Afriendafar:” wrote about Dinner at Beechwood Inn:

Yes, let’s talk about the food! As soon as we saw that the owners, Chefs Gayle and David, went to culinary school in Dijon, France, we couldn’t contain our excitement! Having just recently returned from Burgundy, we were ready for an amazing meal! Every Saturday night, the Beechwood Inn throws an amazing six course meal.

Ryan and I live in Decatur, a wonderful location for Atlanta restaurants, and we make it a point to try new and exciting places. In that sense, we are very much spoiled. We also plan most of our trips abroad around eating, so trust me on this next part. This was quite possibly the best meal that we have ever hadIt was, by far, the most well thought out meal that we have ever been served. Between each course, David walked us all through the ingredients. We learned about the local farmers who grew the micro-greens in our salad and raised the pigs for the house-made fennel sausage; we even learned the history of Laurel-Aged Charleston Gold Rice. Each wine pairing was excellent, and David explained their characteristics, their regions of origin, and the best way to taste our glass of Italian Aglianico when paired with our cheese course. We shared a table with another couple, and they were equally impressed with such a fine dining experience outside of the city. While each description was mouth-watering, each bite was even more delicious.


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Best Dining in North Georgia: The Best restaurants in Clayton and Rabun County are listed here